Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 12, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 7

Edison to do Construction Pasadena Woman Dine at El Portal, March 23Work in South Pasadena Wanted in $30 Million to Support Senior Center

 Anyone who dines at El Portal

Hospice Fraud Scheme 

in Pasadena on Wednesday,
March 23, will have an

Authorities arrested a 

opportunity to help support the 
physician and a marketer Pasadena Senior Center. 
Tuesday on federal charges The Yucatecan/Mexican 
stemming from a scheme restaurant will donate 20 
that bilked Medicare out percent of that day’s and 
of more than $30 million evening’s profits to the center 
for medically unnecessary on behalf of everyone who says 

they want to help support the

hospice services provided to 

Pasadena Senior Center. Diners

patients who were obtained 

can eat at the restaurant or

through illegal kickbacks. 

order takeout.

A 14-count indictment 

El Portal (elportalrestaurant. 
unsealed this week also com) is at 695 E. Green St. in 
names the former Pasadena Pasadena and will be open 
resident who controlled the on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 
hospices, Juanita Antenor, 8:30 p.m. Reservations are 
59, who remains at large requested. Call 626-795-8553. 

Anyone who cannot dine at

and is believed to be in the 

El Portal that day and evening


will still have an opportunity to

Authorities arrested Dr. Between February 2015 

support the center by visiting;

Victor Contreras, 66, of and April 2019, St. Mariam

Santa Paula, and Callie Jean submitted to Medicare 
Black, 63, of Lancaster. approximately $13,742,116

of the work for additional Pasadena Chorale Presents

According to court in claims for hospice services

On March 23 and 24 noticing. Temporary 

documents, Antenor owned and was paid approximately

Southern California power outages may occur ‘Listening to the Future’

a Pasadena hospice company $11,395,849 for those claims.

Edison (SCE) will perform as a result of the work. 

called Arcadia Hospice Contreras is linked to about

nighttime construction Customers impacted by 

Provider, Inc., and she $5.1 million of the total

in South Pasadena work the power outage will be 

controlled a second, Saint claims paid by Medicare.

to replace electrical notified by SCE in advance. 

Mariam Hospice, Inc., that Additionally, Arcadia and

transmission poles along This maintenance work is 

billed Medicare and Medi-St. Mariam submitted more

Park Avenue from Mission to ensure the continuity 

Cal for hospice services than $5.5 million in claims

Street to Hope Street. The of a safe, reliable electrical 

for patients who were not to Medi-Cal, which paid

work will require a partial system which serves the 

terminally ill. In some case, the companies a total of just

street closure of Park Avenue City of South Pasadena. 

the companies submitted over $1.35 million.

and will be performed from Upon the completion of 

bills for services that were Antenor and Contreras are

10pm to 6am. the project, the overall 

never provided. charged in the indictment

SCE will distribute flyers reliability of the SCE grid 

Contreras, who was on with health care fraud – six

to neighborhood residents system will improve, which 

probation imposed by the counts name Antenor, and

notifying them of the will minimize future power 

California Medical Board Contreras is charged with

construction activity and outages. 

while he was part of the five counts. Additionally,

will post signs and message For more information visit: Korea and continues

scheme, provided fraudulent Antenor is charged with

boards within the vicinity Pasadena Chorale is set to practicing piano, cello, drums

certifications for some of four counts of paying 

present its next performance, and song composition. Kim

these patients, including illegal kickbacks for health

Teen Poetry Workshop in patients he claimed to care referrals, and Black is “Listening to the Future,” on composed original music 
Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at Once Again, with lyrics

have examined, but never charged with four counts ofApril with Suzanne Lummis actually saw, according to receiving illegal kickbacks. the Neighborhood Unitarian written by Hyomin Kim and 

Universalist Church Rachel Yun.

the indictment. An indictment contains 

in Pasadena. Audience • Composer of many talents,

Antenor allegedly paid allegations that a defendant

Teens in grades 9-12 are later than four (4) business members will be introduced Olivia Marie is a singer,

marketers, including Black, has committed a crime.

invited to participate in a days before the event, to 17 new pieces composed dancer, actress, composer,

illegal kickbacks for the Every defendant is presumed

poetry workshop with Los the City will provide a for the Chorale by 9 student lyricist, librettist, trumpeter,

patients referred to Arcadia innocent until and unless

Angeles based Poet Suzanne reasonable accommodation composers. The pieces, all pianist and conductor.

and Saint Mariam. proved guilty beyond a

Lummis on April 20. This for a qualified person with From approximately reasonable doubt. written within the last two Marie has written the book, 
program is being presented disability to have equal September 2014 until April If convicted of the charges years, have never been heard music and lyrics to four 

by South Pasadena Public access to the event. Please call before! award-winning musicals

2019, Arcadia submitted to in the indictment, Contreras

Library’s Teen Advisory (626) 403-7312 or fill out the Originating in 2015, the and currently studies

Medicare nearly $23 million would face a statutoryBoard (TAB) and is City’s request form available in claims for hospice services maximum sentence of 50 annual “Listening to the composition at University

sponsored by the Friends at: Future” program pairs of Southern California’s

provided to beneficiaries years, while Black wouldof the South Pasadena and email the form to and was paid approximately face up to 40 years. A federal Pasadena area high school Thornton School of 

Public Library to celebrate Human Resources at HR@ students with professional Music. Marie’s performed

$18,853,757 for those claims, district court judge will

National Poetry Month. composer mentors and pieces include original

according to the indictment. determine the sentence.

The workshop will be held The South Pasadena culminates with performing composition A Minor Bird 
from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Public Library is located at the selected pieces in concert. with text by Robert Frost, as 
in the Library Community 1100 Oxley Street in South This relatively new concept well as a new arrangement of 
Room at 1115 El Centro Pasadena. Information PWP to has already seen the creation Wayfarin’ Stranger. 

Street, South Pasadena, CA, about current library of 62 choral pieces by 24 • Princeton University91030. Pre-registration for services are available at Hold Water student composers student Takano

who Prince 
the program is required worked with 6 professional currently studies politics 

and can be found at the library. The South Pasadena Rate Public composer mentors. and music composition. 
Library’s Eventbrite page at Public Library is open on While Pasadena Choral was His background includes Mondays through Thursdays Hearing unable to gather, rehearse or both classical and jazz. 
register. For questions or 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays perform during a 16-month Takano’s musical area of 
more information about the and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. Pasadena Water and Power period of the Covid-19 interest is composing music 
workshop, please contact - 5:00 p.m. To be notified is set to hold a public hearing pandemic, “Listening to for video games and films. 
TAB Librarian, Anne about service changes, sign on water rate changes. the Future” carried on its His contributions includeparticipation for thisArmacost, at aarmacost@ up to receive informational The following Water rate program, with student a rearrangement of Battlehearing is only accessible or at emails from the library adjustments are scheduled composers meeting over Hymn of the Republic

via videoconference/

(626) 403-7358. at: for a Public Hearing on Zoom to continue writing and original composition

Upon request made no librarynews. Monday at 5:00 p.m. Public the music audiences will Laudate Dominum.

-Effective April 1, or as soon 
finally hear this April. Los Angeles-based Filipino

as practicable thereafter, 

• LA County High School composer and choral artist
increase the Commodity 

for the Arts Junior Arian Saunder Choi provided

Charge to generate 

Cazares contributed a new mentorship to student

additional annual revenue of 

arrangement of Munequita composers over the two-

approximately $1.5 to $2.0 

Linda as well as original year endeavor. His works

million, and increase the 

composition The Old Green have been performed by the

Distribution and Customer 

King. Cazares began his Phillipine Madrigal Singers,

Charge (“D&C”) to provide 

musical studies playing the the Crossing Choir, the LA

additional annual revenue 

viola at age 9 and continues Master Chorale Chamber

of $1.0 million. 

to play in his high school Singers, Sacra Profana,

- Effective January 1, 2023 

symphony orchestra and Tonality, Indianapolis

or as soon as practicable 

string ensembles. In 2021, Symphonic Choir, World

thereafter, increase the 

Cazares earned second Youth Choir, Asia Pacific

Commodity Charge to 

place in the American Viola Youth Choir and many

provide additional annual 

Society Solo Competition others. As a tenor and SAF-

revenue of approximately 

in Los Angeles and has also AFTRA session singer, he

$1.8 million, the D&C to 

participated in statewide sang in the soundtrack of

provide additional annual 

competitions. Disney’s The Lion King

revenue of $1.0 million, and 

• Yoni Fogelman, 19, (2019) live action remake,
the Capital Improvement 

currently works with the Disney’s Mulan (2020) live

Charge (“CIC”) to provide 

non-profit organizations action remake and others.

additional annual revenue 

Musicians at Play and He is currently Director

of $1.0 million. 

the Youth Orchestra of of Music at Unitarian

-Amend the description of 
Los Angeles to promote Universalist Community

the CIC in the Water Rate 

music education in Church of Santa Monica.

Ordinance to eliminate 

Southern California. He “Listening to the Future” 

reference to the “Water 

studies composition with will be presented Saturday,

Distribution System” and 

award-winning composer April 2 at 7 p.m. at the

include reference to the 

Juan-Pablo Contreras Neighborhood Unitarian

CIC rate to be applicable 

and big-band arranging Universalist Church, 301

to all Water System capital 

with acclaimed band N. Orange Grove Blvd.,


director and Hollywood Pasadena, CA 91103.

Leading up to the Public 

orchestrator Ladd McIntosh. Tickets are available now,

Hearing, PWP is hosting 

Fogelman’s pieces include an on

Public Outreach Meetings 

arrangement of American Tickets are offered at no

regarding the recommended 

Spiritual All My Trials and cost on a “Listen First, Then

water rate adjustments. 

original composition To a Give” basis.

The first meeting will be 

Rose with text by Eli Staub. For more information

held Tuesday at 6:30 in 

• Hyomin Kim currently on Pasadena Chorale’s
person at the Victory Park 

studies at KyungHee “Listening to the Future,” 

Community Center 2575 

University in Seoul, South visit

Paloma Street. The Second 
meeting will be held March 
9 at 2 p.m. at the Robinson 
Recreation Center 1081 N. 
Fair Oaks Ave. 

For more information visit: 

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Juanita Antenor 

and clicking on Donation & 
Membership, then Ways to 
Give, then the orange Donate 
Now button. 

The Pasadena Senior Center is 
an independent,

donor-supported nonprofitorganization that has served 
older adults for more than 60 
years. For more information 
visit the website or call 626-

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